Meaning of KORSAKOFF'S PSYCHOSIS in English


or korsakoff's syndrome also kor·sa·kow's psychosis or kor·sa·kow's syndrome ˈkȯ(r)səˌkȯfs-, -ˌkävz-

Usage: usually capitalized K

Etymology: after Sergei Korsakov died 1900 Russ. psychiatrist

: an abnormal mental condition that is usually a sequel of chronic alcoholism, is often associated with polyneuritis, and is characterized by an irregular memory loss for which the patient attempts to compensate through confabulation

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